Time for some action. April introduces nine new action/thriller movies, including the eighth (eighth?) sequel of Fast and Furious: The Fate of The Furious leaving Vin Diesel on the evil side and the adventurous drama The Lost City of Z starring Charlie Hunnam and Sienna Miller and produced by Brad Pitt. Apart from those two, there are seven more engaging stories you'd like to watch. Take a look at the list to find the most intriguing to follow:
SALT AND FIRE
Director: Werner Herzog
Written by: Tom Bissell
Starring: Michael Shannon, Gael Garcia Bernal, Veronica Ferres, Werner Herzog
Plot Synopsis: The United Nations has sent a scientific delegation, led by researchers Laura (Veronica Ferres) and Fabio (Gael Garcia Bernal), to investigate rare South American geological formations. But as soon as they land, the crew is kidnapped by minions of rogue businessman Matt Riley (Michael Shannon), who has his own agenda when it comes to environmental protection. Deep inside his compound, Laura becomes separated from her fellow explorers and drawn deeper into Riley's world, but try as she might, she can't predict his final plan.
Director: Nacho Vigalondo
Written by: Nacho Vigalondo
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, Austin Stowell, Tim Blake Nelson
Plot Synopsis: When Gloria (Anne Hathaway) drinks too much, other people pay for it… at the very least with their patience. Exasperated by her behavior, her posh boyfriend (Dan Stevens) puts his foot down and throws her out, an act that sends her meekly returning to her hometown, without a plan and with even less prospects. Despite reconnecting with childhood friend Oscar (Jason Sudeikis), who is all too happy to help her attain a fresh start (and perhaps inspire a fresh relationship), Gloria gravitates back to the booze, and before long resumes her routine of stumbling home blackout drunk. Only this time, her morning hangover comes with the news that a giant lizard has rampaged through Seoul’s downtown core, and the sneaking suspicion that she’s somehow connected to this remarkable event.
Director: Walter Hill
Written by: Walter Hill
Starring: Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver
Plot Synopsis: Following an ace assassin (Michelle Rodriguez) who is double crossed by gangsters and falls into the hands of rogue surgeon known as The Doctor who turns him into a woman. The hitman now a hitwoman sets out for revenge, aided by a nurse named Johnnie who also has secrets.
Director: Alex Merkin
Written by: Tyler W. Konney, Jesse Mittelstadt, Richard Switzer
Starring: Dolph Lundgren, Denise Richards, Greer Grammer, Chuck Liddell
Plot Synopsis: After a headstrong FBI agent (Denise Richards) goes against the chain of command on a hostage negotiation, she is headed to a desk job in Washington, DC. While on the plane she meets a handsome businessman who offers her millions if she assists him in getting off the plane alive. At first she laughs it off as a joke, but she soon realizes that his ex-partners have hijacked the plane. Now, it's up to her to save the passengers, while choosing sides in a mid-air confrontation between two factions of a criminal gang.
FAST AND FURIOUS 8: THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS
Director: F. Gary Gray
Written by: Chris Morgan, Gary Scott Thompson
Starring: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren, Scott Eastwood, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Chris Bridges, Eva Mendes, Kurt Russell, Kristofer Hivju, Jordana Brewster
Plot Synopsis: On the heels of 2015’s Furious 7, comes the newest chapter in one of the most popular and enduring motion-picture serials of all time: The Fate of the Furious. Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game - and the rest of the crew has been exonerated - the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.
THE LOST CITY OF Z
Director: James Gray
Written by: James Gray, David Grann
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland
Plot Synopsis: James Gray’s emotionally and visually resplendent epic tells the story of Lieutenant Colonel Percy Fawcett (a remarkable Charlie Hunnam), the British military-man-turned-explorer whose search for a lost city deep in the Amazon grows into an increasingly feverish, decades-long magnificent obsession that takes a toll on his reputation, his home life with his wife (Sienna Miller) and children, and his very existence. Gray and cinematographer Darius Khondji cast quite a spell, exquisitely pitched between rapture and dizzying terror. Also starring Robert Pattinson and Tom Holland, The Lost City of Z represents a form of epic storytelling that has all but vanished from the landscape of modern cinema, and a rare level of artistry.
Director: Ben Wheatley
Written by: Ben Wheatley
Starring: Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, Brie Larson, Sharlto Copley, Jack Raynor, Sam Riley, Noah Taylor, Enzo Cilenti, Babou Ceesay, Michael Smiley
Plot Synopsis: Ben Wheatley steps up the action on his most ambitious film to date with an arms deal that goes spectacularly and explosively wrong… Justine (Brie Larson) has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Cillian Murphy, Michael Smiley) and a gang led by Vernon (Sharlto Copley) and Ord (Armie Hammer) who are selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired in the handover, a heart stopping game of survival ensues.
Director: Denise Di Novi
Written by: David Leslie Johnson, Christina Hodson
Starring: Katherine Heigl, Rosario Dawson, Geoff Stults, Isabella Rice, Simon Kassianides, Whitney Cummings, Robert Wisdom
Plot Synopsis: Tessa Connover (Katherine Heigl ), is barely coping with the end of her marriage when her ex-husband, David (Geoff Stults), becomes happily engaged to Julia Banks (Rosario Dawson) - not only bringing Julia into the home they once shared but also into the life of their daughter, Lilly (Isabella Rice). Trying to settle into her new role as a wife and a stepmother, Julia believes she has finally met the man of her dreams, the man who can help her put her own troubled past behind her. But Tessa's jealousy soon takes a pathological turn until she will stop at nothing to turn Julia's dream into her ultimate nightmare.
Director: Steven Shainberg
Written by: Brian Nelson, Steven Shainberg
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Peter Stormare, Michael Chiklis, Kerry Bishe, Lesley Manville, Ari Millen
Plot Synopsis: Renee Morgan (Noomi Rapace), a single mom who lives with her twelve-year-old son Evan in a quiet suburban home, is terrified of spiders. Unbeknownst to both, their every move is being observed. While running her daily errands her car breaks down and she is violently kidnapped by a group of strangers. About 24 hours later, in an anonymous laboratory, she is tied up and questioned about her medical history, including her great fear of spiders. Soon her captors explain to her that with her genetic abnormality can potentially allow her to rupture in which her own alien nature can be released. Through the experience of one's deepest fear (in Renee's case spiders) causes this transforming her into her true self.